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The Devil's ueen

Jeanne Kalogridis ´ 9 Free download Read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jeanne Kalogridis The Devil's ueen Free download ñ 109 To win Henri's love and enhance her fertility for which she would pay a price Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court and Catherine's blood soaked visions of the future Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henri and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne This is a historical romance and if you are a fan of this genre of novels I would recommend this book to you I am not a fan and for that reason I did not finish the book It starts out with Catherine Medici as a 8 year old in Florence and I managed to read through the trials and tribulations of her childhood I am not sure how accurate the story is and through to the start of her marriage Not having finished the book I cannot say at what point in Catherines life it endsI read this book hoping that it would be a regular historical fiction novel that would tell me about the Medici family It did not fulfill my hopes The Line pay a Your Naughty Playmate 3 Cuckolding Fantasy price Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court and Catherine's blood soaked visions of the future Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henri and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne This is a historical romance and if you are a fan of this genre of novels I would recommend this book to you I am not a fan and for that reason I did not finish the book It starts out with Catherine Medici as a 8 year old in Florence and I managed to read through the trials and tribulations of her childhood I am not sure how accurate the story is and through to the start of her marriage Not having finished the book I cannot say at what Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya point in Catherines life it endsI read this book hoping that it would be a regular historical fiction novel that would tell me about the Medici family It did not fulfill my hopes

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Jeanne Kalogridis ´ 9 Free download Read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jeanne Kalogridis The Devil's ueen Free download ñ 109 Confidante of Nostradamus scheming mother in law to Mary ueen of Scots and architect of the bloody St Bartholomew's Day Massacre Catherine de Medici is brought to life by Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia BrideBorn into one of Florence's most powerful families Catherine was soon left a fabulou Author Jeanne Kalogridis puts her own spin on the life of the infamous Catherine de Medici in The Devil s ueen Left orphaned and extremely wealthy Catherine s early life was marred by revolts among the Florentines against the de Medicis Once the revolts are over her hopes to rule Florence are forever dashed when her uncle the Pope marries her off to Henri the second son of the French King Disenchanted with Catherine Henri soon turns to the older Diane de Poitiers for comfort and the childless Catherine becomes increasingly desperate to conceive a child before she is cast aside and that includes resorting to charting the stars and casting spells Henri s older brother dies leaving him heir to the crown and Catherine destined to be ueen although de Poitiers is the one who will remain the power behind the throne Despite success at finally conceiving thanks to the black arts the predictions of Nostradamus and Ruggieri of the fate that awaits Henri and her children continue to haunt her dreams and she will take any steps to protect them no matter what cost and the story finally culminates with her daughter Margot s marriage to Henry of Navarre and the St Bartholomew s Day massacre Alrighty that storyline should have enough meat on it s bones to keep a reader riveted don t you think Not but then it s probably just me again it usually is My problems start with the use of the first person narrative effectively hemming the author into a very limited point of view To witness certain private events the author had to invent situations wherein Catherine could observe them and worse yet when Catherine is not involved in the action she is recounting history to the reader so that we re being told and not shown and I found myself nodding off on a few occasions A genealogy chart andor cast of characters is sadly missing how many average readers are truly familiar with the period and it s players Something to refer back to would have been very helpful and I thought it a bit presumptuous not to include it As for the sex it s not over the top but at times I felt it a bit too gratuitous and there were way too many instances of it being done from the back side Less is Also and anyone correct me if I m wrong but according to other books I ve read and Wik there were four sons who ruled where in the hell was Henri the third son Did I read a different book again For the most part Kalogridis appears to stick to known history although there are two plot twists which I will not divulge that are rather far fetched IMHO and unfortunately the author does not address them in her meager 1 12 page author notes as to what historical basis she has for including those in her story Get it from the library if you must I m glad I did A very very generous three stars Honestly I think you re better off with Dumas try The Two Dianas and La Reine Margot

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Jeanne Kalogridis ´ 9 Free download Read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jeanne Kalogridis The Devil's ueen Free download ñ 109 Sly rich orphan Violent conflict tore apart the city state and she found herself imprisoned before finally being released and married off to the handsome Prince Henri of France Overshadowed by her husband's mistress the gorgeous conniving Diane de Poitiers and unable to bear children Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery Another book fed to the hungry KindleThis novel covers Catherine de Medici s life from her girlhood until shortly after the St Bartholomew s Day massacre The occult plays a heavy role in it Catherine has visions from an early age and at a desperate time in her life resorts to an act of black magic that will have terrible repercussions for her and her familyOn the whole I enjoyed this novel which was told in the first person Kalogridis made Catherine sympathetic for all of her flaws and the writing is uite vivid I also liked the portrait of her husband and of the bitchy little Mary ueen of ScotsCatherine s visions with all of the foreshadowing they entailed became tedious after a while as Catherine repeatedly learned that Something Really Bad was going to happen I found myself muttering Well let s get it over with shall we When Something Really Bad finally did happen ie the massacre it almost seemed anticlimatic as if the author who d been uite descriptive up to then suddenly ran out of steamThat aside this novel did keep my Kindle flipping and I enjoyed getting yet another perspective on Catherine and the French court during this period

  • Paperback
  • 470
  • The Devil's ueen
  • Jeanne Kalogridis
  • English
  • 06 November 2018
  • 9780312624149